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People Are Sharing Their Jobs And Exact Salaries, And It's Super Eye-Opening

"$41,000 a year for a social worker with a master's degree."

Last week, I wrote a post about people sharing their job titles and exact salaries. I love the transparency of it all, and so did our BuzzFeed Community. Commenters came through and shared their own jobs and salaries.'s what people said:

1. Travel Nurse:

"I make $120 to $150/hr. When I was a staff nurse, my pay was $35 to $38/hr.


2. Heavy Haul Truck Driver:

"I haul wind turbines, aircraft wings, engines. I made $847,689.23 so far this year.  After taxes, fuel permits, and escorts, this year I take home $326,000 more or less."


3. Change Management Consultant:

"3+ yrs of relevant but not exact prior experience at Big Four firm: $75,000."


4. Clinical Counselor at an Immigration Shelter:

"I'm making about $57,000 a year, but currently have hazard pay, so I'm at 67,000 at the moment."


5. Registered Nurse in Trauma Operating Room:

"We get all the car accident, gun shot, and stab wounds. I make $110,000 a year. It can be a little hectic but i love helping others, and it’s fascinating watching/assisting a surgeon save someone’s life!"


6. Data Analyst/Statistician at a Finance Company:

"I make about $95,000 base and $15,000 bonus at a large company."


7. Art Designer:

"I went to art school, and my whole family was like, 'What are you gonna do with that degree?' I’m a designer for a top media company and make $120,000 a year, full benefits, a ton of paid time off, and a plethora of perks. Support your artist family members!"


8. Life Insurance Agent:

"$80,000 to $100,000, first year. Residual income around $10,000 to $15,000 per month after 10 years if you’re average."


9. Fundraising Director at a Small Nonprofit:

"I make $48,000 a year with no benefits."


10. Social Worker:

"I chose the wrong career — $41,000 a year for a social worker with a master's degree."


11. Volleyball Coach:

"I’ve been coaching for about 5 years and coach multiple high-level teams and make the cost for one player's season, per team (about $2,000) from December to May. This includes two practices a week, per team, and tournaments at least every other weekend. I also do private lessons and make from $30-75/hour, depending on the amount of people I’m training. The pay isn’t great, but it’s something I’m extremely passionate about."


12. Online Course Builder:

"I make $65,000 a year."


13. Engineering Documentation:

"I'm not an engineer, but I do all the documentation in the engineering department at my job. I make $71,500 a year."


14. Marketing Specialist:

"Mid-Missouri, rural area, marketing specialist of 3 years. $36,000."


15. Medical Assistant:

"Worked as an MA for a family practice in Utah. After tax and benefits, I made just over $20,000 a year. I left for a call center and make almost $37,000 a year. My degree and student loans are worthless."


16. Public Relations Advisor for Oil and Gas Industry:

"Gross $81,000/year, plus about $12,000 in annual bonus, full benefits, and 401k match."


17. Elementary School Teacher:

"I make $48,000. Severely underpaid for what we deal with."


18. Office Manager for Utility Company:

"$65,000 a year."


19. Retail Pharmacist:

"Base pay is $118,000/year, but I have the option of picking up extra shifts for overtime. Last year, with overtime I earned $125,000."


20. Athletic Trainer in a Health System:

"$55,000 a year."


21. Biology Teacher:

"$48,000 in Mississippi."


So, now it's your turn (if you feel comfortable)! Let me know in the comments below what your job title is and how much money you make doing so.

Responses edited for length/clarity.